Paradigm Shift- Chemistry to Green Chemistry: A Tool for Maintaining Peace in Physical Environment
Science generates solutions for everyday life and helps us to answer any problem we are facing today. In other words, science is the key to progress and removing superstitions and doubts. There’s little doubt that chemistry has had a profound and positive impact on our lives. Used in everything from home to society, detergent and toothpaste to medicines, plastic, clothes to the material used to save the boundaries of countries. Unfortunately, some of them come with serious unintended consequences, with harmful compounds damaging both the environment and human health. While these can pose problems, the solution often lies in Chemistry itself. One eco-friendly and progressive branch of chemistry – green chemistry – offers a promising solution. Taking its lead from nature, its approach is to design chemical products and processes in a way that reduces or eliminates the use or generation of hazardous substances, thereby creating better, safer end results and reducing waste. Its application encompasses the entire life cycle of a product, from design and manufacturing to its use and recycling or disposal at the end of its useful life. This paper mainly focuses on the paradigm shift of chemistry to Green Chemistry. It highlights how green chemistry is helpful in reducing pollution in the physical environment and raising awareness about the application of green chemistry.
Keywords - Green Chemistry, Peace, Physical Environment, Paradigm Shift.